Sarah Claire Dunstan

Derek O’Leary

Spencer J. Weinreich

Contributing Editors:

Nuala F. Caomhánach

Simon Brown

Kristin Buhrow

AJ Hawks

Andrew Hines

Cynthia Houng

Disha Karnad Jani

Brendan Mackie

Luna Sarti

Anne Schult

Editors Emeriti:

Madeline McMahon (founding ed.)

John Raimo (founding ed.)

Emily Rutherford (founding ed.)

Erin Schreiner

Contributing Editors Emeriti

Daniel London

Eric Brandom

Brooke Palmieri

Jake Purcell

Basma N. Radwan

Yitzchak Schwartz

Carolyn Taratko

About the Editors

Sarah Dunstan is a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow with the Women and the History of International Thought project at the University of Sussex. 20170421_153003 (1)Her current book project, A Tale of Two Republics: Race, Rights and Revolution in France and the United States, charts networks of intellectuals and activists connection race, gender and national belonging and access to rights across the Atlantic in the period between 1919 and 1963. Sarah’s publications include ‘Conflicts of Interest: The 1919 Pan-African Congress and the Wilsonian Moment,’ Callaloo, 39:1 (Winter 2016): 133-150 and ‘A Question of Allegiance: African American intellectuals, Présence Africaine and the 1956 Congrès des écrivains et artistes noirs,’ Australasian Journal of American Studies, 34:1, (July 2015):1-16.

IMG_5233Derek O’Leary is a PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s History Department, where he studies and teaches about US history and the Atlantic World. His dissertation has to do with the construction of archives, historical memory, and Romantic historians in the early US. When at Berkeley, he co-runs an interdisciplinary working group on the early US and is Assistant Director of the Benelux program at the Institute of European Studies. He has an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

IMG_9446Spencer J. Weinreich is an Ph.D. student in the history of science at Princeton University, studying early modern Europe and specializing in the history of prisons, the history of epidemic disease, and the history of theology. He received his M.Phil. in theology (ecclesiastical history) at the University of Oxford, where he was an Ertegun Scholar, and his B.A. in history from Yale University. His work has appeared in Early Science and MedicineNames: A Journal of OnomasticsThe Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryGothic StudiesJournal of the History of Ideas, and Social History of Medicine.

About the Contributing Editors

history_prof_pic_png.pngSimon Brown is a PhD candidate in history at UC Berkeley. He works on early modern European intellectual history, and his dissertation focuses on the ways in which theology and political economy shaped ideas and practices of education in Britain between the Reformation and Enlightenment. He is also interested in the historical relationship between higher education, social science and intellectual history over the past century.

IMG_2639Kristin Buhrow is an MPhil student and Ertegun Scholar at the University of Oxford studying Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.  A South Carolina native, Kristin holds undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Modern Languages, Mandarin Chinese from Clemson University, where she was a Clemson National Scholar. Interested in comparative Chinese and Tibetan historiography, Kristin is currently writing on the Tang Dynasty Chinese Princess Wencheng and the role which her memory plays in modern Sino-Tibetan relations.

1 NualaNuala F. Caomhanach is a doctoral student in the Department of History at New York University. Her research focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth century construction of time and systematic theory,  botanical science, biodiversity, gender and Big Data. Nuala is a biologist at the American Museum of Natural History where she tries to focus on botanical polyploids and not get distracted by charismatic invertebrates.

DSC_0036Albert Hawks, Jr. is a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is a fellow with the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. He holds an M.Div. and S.T.M. from Yale University. His research concerns comparative Islamic social movements in Southeast and East Asia in countries where Islam is a minority religion, and more broadly the cultural sociology of popular morality.

unnamedAndrew Hines studied at both the University of Oregon and the University of Tübingen, obtaining a BA in Philosophy. He also holds a MA in Philosophy from University College Dublin and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Queen Mary, University of London. His thesis was on the concept of metaphor in European philosophy after Nietzsche. A specialist in the history of metaphor theory and post-Kantian European philosophy, he is more broadly interested in the political power of language, the history of ideas, and the relation between philosophy and cognitive science. He has written for The Conversation, The Huffington Post, and Newsweek.

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Cynthia Houng is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Princeton University. Her academic interests lie at the intersection of art and economic history. She began her academic career as a modernist, but now studies Renaissance and Early Modern European history and art history. A California girl transplanted to New York City, she tries to steal time away from her academic work to explore the city’s diverse spaces for arts and culture.

picture-1271-1536605768Pranav Kumar Jain is a PhD student in history at Yale University. His research focuses on religion and politics in early modern Europe, with a special emphasis on late seventeenth-century England. Previously, he studied at Oxford as an Ertegun Scholar where he wrote his masters thesis on legal manifestations of anticlericalism in Restoration England.

Disha Karnad Jani is a writer and historian from Markham, Ontario. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of History at Princeton University, where she studies global/transnational history. She is interested in the politics and practices of anti-imperial resistance between the World Wars, in the British Empire and across sites of empire’s incarnation.


Brendan Mackie: Brendan Mackie is a PhD candidate in history at UC Berkeley. His dissertation will have something to do with clubs, bureaucracy, and pleasure in 18th Century Britain. His infrequently updated podcast can be found at




Luna Sarti is a Ph.D. student in the Italian Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on the shifting cultures and practices of water that bound the Arno river in Tuscany, thus shaping not only the Tuscan landscape but also its history and literature. Interested in exploring how histories of water and humans intersect, she spends a lot of time thinking through and with rivers.

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Anne Schult is a Ph.D. student in modern European history at New York University. Her research focuses on the intersection of migration, law, and demography. She is particularly interested in the impact of the quantitative social sciences on migration control and resettlement schemes in the western world between the 1920s and 1960s, as well as the rise of the concept of population in the 20th century.

And our Editorial Intern:

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Lauren Kelly recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in history. She is fascinated by social and cultural history, and is especially interested in the 19th century United States. She wrote her senior thesis on how women used changing death and burial practices to reinforce community on the overland trails in the mid-19th century U.S. Also, after working with elementary school students to teach history, she is passionate about spreading interest and excitement about history across all ages and disciplines.